SciFi Gainesville

Short Film Festval

Join us on Feb. 25th + 26th 2021

Film Gainesville wants to bring the best Sci Fi short films to North Central Florida! If your film is 10 minutes or less and in the genre we want to see your cinematic masterpiece. Whether its traditional, vintage, historical, environmental, VFX heavy, Space Opera, or spooky, if its a science fiction film, we want to see it.

Films will be screened over two days at Santa Fe College in the newly renovated 236 seat, state of the art Fine Arts Theater. If social distancing restrictions are still in place we will show the films "Drive In" style on a large outdoor screen as well as livestream the event.

Additionally, we will host a local art show at the venue and online during the event.

Underrepresented and female filmmakers. We want you!

Special awards for best Florida and Gainesville Filmmaker.

More about SCIFI Gainesville 

Films must be 10 minutes or less to qualify and must fit into the genre of "Science Fiction". Sci Fi Gainesville only accepts online submissions in h.264, mp4, prores422 (.mov). The festival will not screen films that promote racism, sexism or are exploitative. Once films are submitted no refunds will be given. Submission does not guarantee screening. Films may not contain copyrighted imagery, sound or music unless adequate rights have been obtained. Documentation must be provided to the festival upon request.


  • Traditional
  • Vintage/Historical
  • Environmental
  • Music Video
  • Web/Episode
  • Spooky

  • Florida Filmmaker
  • Underrepresented / Female Production
  • Awards:
  • Best of Show
  • Best in Genre - Traditional, Vintage/Historical, Environmental, Music Video, Web/Episode, Spooky
  • Best of Florida
  • Best of Gainesville
  • Best Female Produced Film
  • Best Underrepresented Film
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Actor
  • Best Animation
  • Best VFX
  • Best VFX Makeup
  • Best Sound
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Do you make SciFi and live in the weirdest state in the nation? We are guaranteeing slots for local talent to showcase their work! Awards for both best from Florida AND the Gainesville area.

    Everyone should produce films. Its an amazing expression of creativity. We are dedicated to finding the best work from all people. Awards for best Female produced film and Underrepresented Film - Racial/Ethnic Diversity, LGBTQ, Socio-economic, Age... We want to bring a true representation of diversity to our festival! Waivers are available for qualified films.

    Awards - "DM3TR1" the Robot

    Figurine sculpted and cast by Marc Shahboz